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Writers' Cafe / What is KDP Select All-Star?
« on: November 16, 2020, 10:36:36 am »
Seriously, is this how Amazon applies the ďTop 100Ē tag? I have never heard of this, but an email I received on Friday mentions it. I am wondering if this one of those weird algorithms that I will never understand. If anyone has any knowledge of this I would greatly appreciate your insight.

Thank you!

Writers' Cafe / Greetings! I just published my first book on Amazon
« on: September 19, 2020, 02:07:10 pm »
Hey there! I just joined the boards today and I wanted to detail the first month of my publishing journey. I will be providing sales and KU reads. Iíd like to get any feedback on the numbers for a newbie author. Of course, I am happy with the numbers and I realize itís subjective, but Iíd appreciate the feedback.

I have published before with a small/indie press years ago, but those books are out of print and the publishing house is defunct. A couple of years ago I published something on Smashwords. I even paid for advertising on FB and an editor. LOL...I sold a grand told of 5 books at .99.

This time I decided to go in the opposite direction. I priced my book at $3.99. I did not advertise or run any promos via Amazon. I did not pay for an editor. I used Grammarly and the read-aloud function in MS Word. I paid $35 for a cover on Etsy. The only thing I did do was update my FB page and I added my book to a few lists at Goodreads for my genre.

Worth the Risk was published on August 20. For that I month I made about $100 month. I sold 10 books and had 16,691 KU reads. My KENP is 302.

So far for September, I have sold 28 books and have 60,602 KU reads. According to the estimator Iíve made about $335.

Okay, so thatís my journey so far. I am interested in your journey or opinion on sales and whatnot. Again, Iím happy with the numbers, but I am curious if otherís think they are good, marginal, or bad.

Thanks for your time!

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